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Missing 9-year-old boy found unharmed at friend’s house

Updated Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011 | 2:39 p.m.

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KSNV coverage of missing boy found unharmed in North Las Vegas, Jan. 22, 2011.

A missing 9-year-old boy was found safe Saturday at a friend’s house in North Las Vegas.

Police said the boy spent the night with the friend and was returned home at about 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Mattew Gordon’s mother told police she last saw her son about 5 p.m. Friday at their apartment in the 700 block of East Nelson Avenue, which is near Interstate 15 and Carey Avenue.

Mattew was going outside to play and was supposed to return at 8 p.m., his mother told police. She called 911 about midnight to report him missing, police said.

Searchers tried checking the friend’s house overnight, but no one answered the door, North Las Vegas Police Sgt. Tim Bedwell said.

The boy and his friend apparently convinced the friend’s mother that Mattew had permission to spend the night, Bedwell said.

Police did not expect anyone to face charges in this case.

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